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Changing Careers at 60 . . . or Later | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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EP 1513 Changing careers when you are over 60 doesn’t have to be difficult.  I did it.  This is what I did.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

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You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

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Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

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Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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The Steps to Changing Careers Including The Big One | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/24/he-steps-to-changing-careers-including-the-big-one-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1503 The steps to take to change careers are actually pretty simple.  I list them here and then add the big one that makes all the difference.

Summary

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm the head coach for JobSearchCoachingHQ.com.that's a site with curated information that you can watch, listen to or read that is going to help you find work for quickly. Today, I want to talk with those of you who are interested in changing careers about the basic steps toward doing it.

I want to be clear that is not as simple as it will sound because there is an emotional component to this as well. I will get to that a little bit later. But here are the steps.

1. Start to figure out your likes and dislikes. Usually, it is easier to look at your dislikes because that's what is driving you out of your current career. You hate something or are really inoculated against feeling anything good about your current work. The dislikes are easy, but you also have to identify what the "likes" are. You have to start researching new possibilities and start evaluating potential places where you might fit in. In doing so, you will need to look at transferable skills that you have that will make sense for the next firm.

You may need training and education in order to be effective. So, for example, when I moved into coaching, I had spent a long career as a headhunter. I decide to do coach training in order to get a framework for what I wanted to do next. I learned the model. I've adapted in ways that serve my clients well. You may have to do something similar.

You start networking. Networking takes a few different forms. One is to test your hypothesis of your area of interest. Talk to people who are doing that kind of work to see what they do, how they go about doing it, and whether the reality of what the professions like matches up with your actual interest. Think of it in terms of informational interview as much as real networking.

Maybe you start gaining some basic experience. For some of you, you can start doing some things part-time or as a sitosterol or side gig where you start working in your new field. For example, if you work in retail, and you have an interesting product management or marketing products, you might try to do something on the side, not for a lot of money because you need the experience, but try to do some freelance work.

From there, click in terms of the mentor. After you get a mentor? There are a lot of different ways. Along the way of doing informational interviews, I think you can spot some people who are potential mentors who you could ask for advice.

Learn some basics about job hunting because the skills they had to find a job are different but complement the ones needed to do a job.

Lastly, I think most of you will need to be flexible. That's because the notion that you're going to instantly move into your new profession I believe is fantasy. Even as you talk to so many people, you're going to get conflicting information that's going to make you question whether or not this is the right field.

I think being flexible as you learn what it is really like is going to be a key.

Then, there is the leap of faith. Ultimately, you're going to have to take a leap because, the fact of the matter is, you can't know everything.. You can't question it. You are ultimately going to have to take that leap that allows you to move ahead.

Lastly, and I think this is the big one, you need someone to talk to. I think frankly, most people did coaching during a career transition. You need someone to talk through how to approach this, places where you are stuck, I hate using the term, "hold accountable," because there is a punitive quality the most people associate with that... Be able to talk with about what is going on during this transition to help you keep moving the needle forward.

That's because when you think about, this might take you 6 months or a year. It may take you longer than that. In doing so, they're going to be times when you're going to start making excuses to yourself about why you can't do it, Why it is impossible.

A good coach (and I'm going to raise my hand here) can help you through this time of transition and not allow you to sell yourself short, offer you strategies that can be helpful. There will allow you to keep moving forward in the new direction.

You may not know the right course instantaneously but the idea is to be moving and in action and start learning what you need to in order to find the right spot.

If you're interested my coaching, email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us. In the subject line, put the word, "Coaching." I did, job search recruiting for a helluva long time, now I coach people in searches to help them land things. To be clear, I no longer do recruiting. I coach people through their professional transitions.

I hope you have a great day. Take care!

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1500 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

The Steps to Changing Careers Including The Big One

What Usually Gets in the Way of Your Career Pivot | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/06/12/what-usually-gets-in-the-way-of-your-career-pivot-jobsearchtvcom

EP 1491 As is usually the case with a question like this, the answer is pretty obvious.

Summary

I have gotten a couple questions from people recently about career changing or career pivoting and looking for advice given the fact that they don't know what to do next. Each of them has a different story about what their problem is that usually translates into, “I don't know what to do next.” They list a bunch of conditions that the new role has to meet or else they can't do it.

I think the biggest thing that most people struggle with in making a career shift is they want certainty. They want the certainty that all the “I’s” will get dotted and all the “t’s” will be crossed. They’ve got this huge list of requirements and, sorry, folks, it doesn't work that way. There is going to be a risk that you are going to need to take you do something else.

I want to be clear that I'm not saying leap from a frying pan into a fire and there are ways to mitigate risk. Part of the way of doing that is to talk to people who are doing the kinds of things that intrigue you or interest you or float your boat. That gives you a certain amount of information that allows you to feel more comfortable, but ultimately, this a time in your life where you are going to have to just take a deep breath (I make the sound of a deep breath) and make the leap.

I know how hard it was for me as I was approaching the change from doing executive search into career coaching. I had done search for so, so long, I was extremely good at it and it was hard. I knew my income was going to change, I knew my work day was going to change and the way my status was going to be seen was going to be different.

It was complicated for me. I remember being on a call with a coach of mine who basically help me through this transition and it was really my fear. You will have your version of this and as much as I knew about coaching from talking to people, I was still afraid of making the leap. I suspect you will be as well.

The question is all these voices in your head that tell you all the requirements . . . Some of those requirements are perfectly valid. That you don't want your kids to suffer-- . I’ve got it. Even if you have to do something on the side to support yourself while you're doing this all the thing or experimenting with this other thing-- do it.

Find out more about the new career. Do some testing that makes suggestions to you about areas of exploration. But if you keep throwing up one roadblock after another to get in the way of making your change, it just to stay miserable . . . and there's no amount of certainty that anyone can give you.

I want you to hear that again--. There is no amount of certainty that anyone can give you that the next thing you go to is good be exactly perfect. It wasn't right in this profession when you start off. If you talk to people in other fields, there's always an issue somewhere along the one that gets in the way of perfection.

Don't expect perfection. Expect improvement and you will be a lot happier. You found this helpful. Remember, there's always risk. There is always risk and something new that you do and no amount of preparation is going to be complete until you take the leap.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples' Experiences

Changing Careers | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

EP 1475 On this show, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter speaks with career coach Marc Miller about changing careers and how people can figure out how to get going and land in something they love.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Making a Career Pivot? The Most Important Areas of Your LinkedIn Profile | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/05/25/making-a-career-pivot-the-most-important-areas-of-your-linkedin-profile

EP 1474 What are the most important areas of your profile, given that you want to make a pivot.

Summary

I want to talk with you today about those of you are trying to make a career pivot or a career change about using LinkedIn a little differently than you have been conditioned to use it. When you are creating a profile or have created a profile on LinkedIn, often. It is a recitation of your past, rather than an indication of your aspirations or desires for the future.

For example, I worked in executive search for more than 40 years and may depend it into being a coach. Part of the work that I do is around executive job search coaching; part of it relates to life and business coaching. I'm self-employed (I have a corporate entity that I can frame in this way) and if I left my profile intact. For you who is an employee wants to remain an employee of the firm, but pivot to something else, there is a problem here. The problem is that your bio is a recitation of your past rather than a presentation of your future, right?Here are the 2 areas on your LinkedIn profile that are most critical for you and then make a recommendation to you for the remainder of your profile.

To me, the 2 most important areas of your LinkedIn profile if you're making a pit are (1) the line underneath your name where you can talk about what it is you want to be doing and not continue with that statement of what your past was. The other one is (2) the summary area of your LinkedIn profile, where they give you a lot of space to talk about yourself. When you do so, remember that when firms are searching LinkedIn, they think in terms of keywords. You want to use relevant terms for your aspiring industry or field so that when people or firms are searching for someone like what you want to be, they can find you.

In addition, you want to make it easy for them to reach out to you. You don't want them spending the equivalent of $12 or $15 to send an inMail to you. If you are not connected to them. You want to make it easy for them. Put your email address and phone number in the summary area so that they have the ability to reach out to you.

Finally, for your older information, for the stuff that you done up until this point, think about minimizing it,if not eliminated if it is not relevant to what you want to be and what you want to be doing. Think about from the standpoint of the employer. If you think that the work that you've done is going to benefit them, you want to continue to included under each firm that you've worked for eliminated the extraneous. Speak of relevant information for the employer (let me use myself as an example) for my work as a coach. I would go into my background where I evaluate and assess people, advising businesses on improving operations and being more efficient might be part of the work I would convey for my time is being a headhunter that could be useful to a firm now.

You have your equivalent and you always want to be thinking in terms of what a firm wants to know about you and your past that your LinkedIn profile can address and eliminate the rest. I'm sure this is counterintuitive for a lot of you but minimize it, if not eliminate, all the unnecessary text altogether.

To be clear, I'm not saying to take out the jobs or lie. I'm trying to tell you that you always need to be thinking in terms of speaking to employers and so much of what you have done is relevant to what you want to be doing.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

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Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples’ Experiences | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/27/changing-careers-learn-from-other-peoples-experiences

EP 1416 I know what I went through when I changed careers and became a coach.  It was scary because I didn’t know all that I needed to to make the change.

Summary

Hi! I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I coach people and organizations to play BIG! . I haven't done a lot of videos about changing careers because I generally have a tremendous expertise in job changing. I thought today, I would point you to 2 resources, both of which are podcasts which I think it help you.

The 1st 1 is, "Repurpose Your Career" from Marc Miller. the 2nd 1 is Joseph P Liu's "Career Relaunch." Both of them are designed to speak to individuals who are career changers. They will interview people. They will have individuals on who have gone through a change of careers. They will share their experiences, their thoughts, their challenges, the actions that they took, how they went about doing it, all on a 30 minute interview show. It is delightful stuff.

I'll tell you this. They're not good be able to answer every 1 of your questions because they don't know what your questions are. They are going to have you listen to people who have gone through the same experience as you. In this way, you don't feel like you are doing it by yourself and can learn from others.

I know for myself when I went from recruiting to coaching, I spoke with other coaches to find out what some of the challenges were, I was proactive in addressing them. I dealt with my insecurities of my fears thought, in this way, I could do is much as I could proactively to ensure that I didn't have a problem will submit the change.

These podcasts can do a lot of that for you.It doesn't replace talking to people, but this might be the interim step that helps you start to talk to people. So that you can do this kind of informational conversations I did so that you feel more comfortable making the change.

I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I hope you found this helpful. If you are interested in 1 on 1 coaching, reach out to me. Email me at jeffaltman@thebiggamehunter.us. In the subject line, put the word, "Coaching." I would love to help you.

Have a great day! Take care.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Changing Careers? Learn From Other Peoples’ Experiences | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/03/27/changing-careers-learn-from-other-peoples-experiences

EP 1416 I know what I went through when I changed careers and became a coach.  It was scary because I didn’t know all that I needed to to make the change.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions. 

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Career Transitions: How to Make The Transition to a Career You Love | JobSearchTV.com


People often really dislike their work and dream of doing something different. Here, I interview Marcy Travis (marcytravis.com about the process of changing careers.

At the end of the show, Marci offers two resources as free downloads. These are links to them:

MarcyTravis.com/career-transition

MarcyTravis.com/my-affirmations

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

How to Change Careers Part 1 | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2018/03/26/how-to-change-careers-part-1-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1055 This video begins a series I’m going to do about changing careers and how to go about doing it.

Summary

Changing careers is often will most difficult things a person has to decide to do. You have spent time working in one profession. You've been a business owner and, perhaps, decided to go back to corporate, you worked in corporate and now you decide to go into business for yourself or you decide to get a job in a completely unrelated field but you don't know quite what to do.

These are pretty common scenarios for career changers. I'm beginning a series for those of you who are interested in changing careers with steps that you can take to start the exploration process.

Now, if you think you are suddenly going to have an epiphany, that isn't the way I'm going to leave this process.  The way you will need to go through. This is with care, with time, and with concern.  So I want you to understand this going into the process, because if you aren't prepared to take time

you will wind up barking up the wrong tree and not get the results that you want. If that is what you want to do, you don't need these videos. Where we are going to go with these videos is through a number of steps that you can take that, hopefully, you can stare at and used to evaluate a number of potential opportunities and possibilities, to eliminate ones that don't fit and stick with ones that do.

Let's start by looking at this process from the viewpoint of being a child. My son has been looking at a career in the medical profession for the longest time. Recently, he's come to realize the amount of effort that is going to go into becoming the kind of doctor he said he wanted to become. As a result, his aspirations have rolled back pretty profoundly.

For a lot of job hunters, for a lot of career changers, it is much the same thing. For example, many job changers will say (to use an example that I know), "Oh! I really want to be a quantitative analyst on Wall Street," without really knowing anything about the profession. Then, when they start to look at it closely, decide that is pretty boring and not a lot of fun for them.

The Starting Line
Here's where we start today. I want you to sit down and create an enormous list of what your strengths are. You may think of yourself as one way, but I want you to ask those around you about some of the things they see you as being particularly good at.

Are you empathetic with people?
Are you a great listener?
Are you a terrific speaker?
Are you great in front of a camera?

They can be things that you think are dumb... No filtering!

If you like sports on TV, that goes on the list. If you like playing tennis, that goes on the list.

Anything goes on that list for now. Make it long. Make a comprehensive. Take time with it. This is not spending 5 minutes with it and then you are done.

I want you really thinking about.

I like making dinner for my family can go on the list.
I like going to church/the synagogue/no mosque/the meditation center… Whatever it is, it goes on the list. Every last item.

That's where we are going to start.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

Designing Career Experiments | NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com


Listen to the full episode here
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebiggamehunter/2019/01/11/designing-career-experiments-nobsjobsearchadvicecom

EP 1341 In part 2 of my interview with Scott Anthony Barlow, we discuss designing experiments to test the ideas you come up with while looking for the career that fits you.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering

NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com
NoBSJobSearchAdvice.com

your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedInLike me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Join Career Angles on Facebook and receive support, ideas and advice in your current career and job.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle

versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If you are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.” 

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes

If you want to know how to win more interviews, order “Winning Interviews.” You’ll learn how to win phone

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

interviews, in-person interviews, the best question to ask on any interview and more.

Would you like to talk through a salary negotiation or potential negotiation you’re involved with? Order and schedule time with me.

Do you have questions or would like advice about networking or any aspect of your search. Order and schedule time with me.

Would you like me to critique your resume. Order a critique from me

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.